Welkom op het Keymer Laboratorium
We study the molecular biophysics and spatial evolutionary ecology of microbial (bacteria, phages and plasmids) and cellular (macrophages) assemblages in nanofabricated adaptive (habitat) landscapes. We combine theoretical biology with experimental biophysics to study systems biology in nano-scale on-chip ecosystems.
PHYSICS: We study the interface between "individuals" (cells) and their "enviroment" (niches). At the nanoscale, this distinction blurs into a soft-matter physical (adaptive) system (organism). We are interested in molecular autopoiesis, self-regeneration, self-assembly, and adaptation (bio-computation) in biophysical evolutionary systems (instances of replicator-interactor cycles).